Caipirinha (brazilian Cocktail) Recipe

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Caipirinha (Brazilian Cocktail)

Vickie Parks

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@Northwestgal

The Caiprinhia was designated the National Cocktail of Brazil, and has simple ingredients of limes, Cachaca liquor, superfine sugar and crushed ice. For flavor variations, you can add other fruits like raspberries or cherries. One of the more popular versions is Cucumber Caiprinha, which is especially popular in the summertime. But the authentic version is the basic lime Caipirinha.


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Rating:

Serves:

1 cocktail

Prep:

5 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 large
lime, quartered
1-3 tsp
superfine sugar (adjust according to your taste preference)
2 oz
cachaca liquor (you can use light rum or vodka, but it doesn't taste quite the same as cachaca)
1/2 c
crushed ice
1
lime wedge (for garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place lime quarters and sugar in bottom of cocktail shaker. Muddle lime to release all the citrus juice.
2
Add crushed ice and cachaca to the shaker, and shake well.
3
Pour shaken cocktail into an old-fashioned glass, and serve with a garnish of fresh lime wedge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy